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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

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Tue, July 15th, 2014
News you can use: Audiobook Round-up
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]


Mon, July 7th, 2014
Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch the amazing video of his rap “Ain’t Nobody Change the World Like a Librarian.” It was a librarian love fest  at the 2014 Odyssey Award celebration on June 30th at ALA’s Las Vegas conference, as Heyborne topped his previous original composition performed at the 2012 Odyssey celebration. The crowd sported Team Scowler masks as narrator Kirby Heyborne, author Daniel Kraus, […]


Sun, June 29th, 2014
Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What does it take to strike Odyssey gold twice? I was fortunate to interview the core group behind TWO Odyssey Award-winners: Daniel Kraus, author of both 2014 Odyssey winner Scowler and 2012 Odyssey winner Rotters, Listening Library’s Executive Acquisitions Editor Rebecca Waugh, plus narrator Kirby Heyborne and producer/director Kelly Gildea, the duo who translated both of Kraus’ […]


Wed, June 25th, 2014
Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]


Fri, June 6th, 2014
Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free – great short works read by top audiobook talent every day of June is Audiobook Month. Check out the Going Public web link to hear the audio selections from Spoken Freely 14 - click here for the whole schedule. I interviewed narrator Xe Sands about her Going Public brainchild in this “Voicing a Cause” post when […]


Wed, June 4th, 2014
Robin Miles is 2014 Voice of Choice #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Each year , the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine selects a single honoree as the year’s top audiobook narrator. The 2014 “Voice of Choice” award goes to the versatile Robin Miles. Read more about Ms. Miles in this just-released column by Joyce Saricks. I’ve been fortunate to have Robin as a guest here on Audiobooker. In […]


Tue, June 3rd, 2014
Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Awesome #audiomonth idea. Narrators Tavia Gilbert & Dennis Boutsikaris plus Dan Zitt of Penguin Random House Audio took part in a fantastic evening program at the Darien CT Public Library, and you can watch the whole event in the video below. If you’d like to create your own local audiobook event, take a look at my “Voices […]


Mon, June 2nd, 2014
Libba Bray: the truth about audiobook narration
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Hilarious MC of the Audies Awards, winning the Printz & Audie, and now #audiomonth documentary filmmaker. Is there anything Libba Bray can’t do? The divine Ms. Bray rocked the house as she hosted the Audio Publishing Association‘s annual Gala event last week, where the 2014 Audie Awards were announced. The audience of narrators, producers, directors, […]


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association, in a sparkling ceremony hosted by the divine Libby Bray this evening of May 29th. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 catagories and the three special awards: Titles competing for Audiobook […]


Thu, May 29th, 2014
Mystery Month feature: narrator Katherine Kellgren
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Booklist’s 2011 “Voice of Choice” award-winner Kellgren has won every conceivable audiobook honor in recognition of her astounding command of the medium. I asked Katherine Kellgren to share a few thoughts about narrating the Mystery genre, and learned that she enjoys voicing both adult & youth titles equally. Plus, she sent along two freebies – a hilarious […]





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